Note to English Journal Name “Guihaia”
The title of our journal GUIHAIA is Latinized Chinese characters “gui-hai”(桂海），Osmanthus Sea in meaning.
This term was firstly used in Marshal Yuan, a poem written by Jiang Yan, a literatus of Liang State during the South Dynasty(420 A. D. — 589 A. D. ), in which“Flourishing literature extended to the remote Guihai” as the old saying goes, “in the South near the sea, there are rich Osmanthus trees”, hence "Guihai" was named. Thus, the term referred vaguely to the southern land near the sea.
Later, in the seventh year of Qiandao (1171 A. D. ), Fan Chengda, the Governor of Prefecture of Jingjiang (now Guilin) and Grand South-West (now Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), used the word “Guihai” again in his well-known works Records of the Naturislist of GUIHAIA, tracing the landscape and botany of Guangxi( now Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region).
The purpose of using this simpified word "Guiahia" as the title of our journal is that it can be easily quoted our journal during the international academic exchanges.
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